WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, WINTER STORM WATCH

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 6 am Monday. A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected. However, Allegan, Barry and Eaton counties could see between 4-7", and between 3 and 5" could fall along a line from Holland to Grand Rapids to Lansing. Additionally, gusty winds will be blowing the snow quite a bit, causing drifting on roads along with poor visibility. Travel is discouraged from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WATCHfor the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 10 pm Sunday: Berrien, Cass, St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Watch area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 7 and 10" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

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July 4th a busy holiday for Battle Creek Police

Updated: Saturday, July 5 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The holiday is a busy time for Battle Creek Police officers.

With the air show Friday night and the noise complaints and celebrating that come with the fourth, they stayed on the move.

Friday night, Newschannel 3 went out with police to see how they handled it.

Battle Creek Police had more officers on duty Friday night, mainly for the air show.

But those officers are also going to be used on the streets of the city as needed, as things get busy.

While it's always a busy night, it's also the start of the weekend.

Officers were out and responding to noise complaints, monitoring large block parties in the city to make sure they stayed under control.

At the same time, though, police have to respond to the routine calls that happen every day, like break-ins and traffic crashes.

Fireworks are legal to shoot Friday and Saturday, but there are limits.

"Are they intoxicated when they're doing it, are they impeding traffic? Are they shooting them at people, using them as weapons, at other people's houses? Where's the stuff landing?" said Officer Christopher Hug with Battle Creek Police.

Officers say several types of illegal fireworks that are being shot off in the city have also kept them busy.
July 4th a busy holiday for Battle Creek Police
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